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Dance Apprentice Program

A comprehensive training program that prepares the student for a collegiate or professional path in dance. With specialized course focus in ballet, jazz, or modern dance.

Ages 12+

Open Audition and Information Day: Saturday, June 28; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

For more information or to reserve your audition spot contact Jennie Strange, Executive Director,  jennie@blackbirdacademy.org

Audition Videos/Applications will also be accepted through July 1, 2014.
Application Fee $15 ; After July 1 $25

 

For a flat annual Tuition Rate all apprentice students will have access to:

  • 18+ hours of Dance Training per week
  • Personal Dance Faculty Advisor
  • Nutrition and Injury Prevention Counseling
  • Private Training Sessions once per month
  • Master Classes
  • Summer Dance Intensive
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Audition Preparation
  • Student Enrichment Activities
  • Student Teacher Training Opportunities

 

Pricing 

$2,850 annual                    $316 monthly                      School Term Program Only (September-May)
$3,325 annual                    $300 monthly                     School Term + 1 Summer Session
$3,420 annual                   $285 monthly                      School Term + Both Summer Sessions

Actual value of year round program is $4,250+

 

Course Focus

Ballet Focus:

2014/2015 Requirements
9 hours per week ballet classes
1 hour per week modern class
1 hour per week jazz class
1 per week Body Conditioning class
1 per week Cardio/Stretch class
1 semester of Acting for Dancers
1 semester of Music for Dancers

2014/2015 Electives
Ballet Focus students will pick 5 additional weekly hours from the following:
Lyrical and Contemporary
Tap
Jazz
Hip Hop
Modern
Body Conditioning
Cardio/Stretch
Jazz Turns and Progressions

Jazz Focus:

2014/2015 Requirements
6 hours per week ballet classes
3 hours per week jazz classes
1 hour per week hip hop class
1 hour per week contemporary class
1 hour per week modern class
1 per week tap class
1 per week Body Conditioning Class
1 per week Cardio/Stretch class
1 per week Musical Theatre class

2014/2015 Electives
Jazz Focus students will pick 3 additional weekly hours from the following:
Ballet
Lyrical and Contemporary
Tap
Jazz
Hip Hop
Modern
Body Conditioning
Cardio/Stretch
Jazz Turns and Progressions
Theatre
Musical Theatre

Modern Focus:

2014/2015 Requirements
7.5 hours per week ballet classes
2 hours per week modern class
1 hour per week jazz class
2 hours per week Contemporary classes
1 per week Body Conditioning class
1 per week Cardio/Stretch class
1 semester Acting for Dancers
1 semester Music for Dancers

2014/2015 Electives
Modern Focus students will pick 3.5 additional weekly hours from the following:
Ballet
Lyrical and Contemporary
Tap
Jazz
Hip Hop
Modern
Body Conditioning
Cardio/Stretch
Jazz Turns and Progressions